Category Archives: open threads

Open Thread for August, 2017

Here we go again–a new month is beginning. Here is a place to post anything that doesn’t fit into another thread. If you think IPR readers might be interested in something you have to share, post it here. Please make sure you don’t plagiarize anything or libel anyone, and you’ll probably be just fine.… Read more ...

Open Thread for July, 2017

Welcome to July! For some of us, this is a month for vacation. For others, it’s a month to hang out at the beach. It also means we’re halfway through the tumultuous year of 2017. For those of who who read and comment on IPR, it ‘s another month to discuss third-party politics and independents.… Read more ...

Open Thread for June 2017

It’s that time again: time to start a new open thread for the month of June. There will undoubtedly be plenty to talk about, so here is a space for anyone to share something that isn’t quite on topic for any of our articles. You all know the drill: just don’t slander or plagiarize anyone, and you’ll probably be just fine.… Read more ...

May 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

April 2017 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Open Thread for March 2017

It appears that a new month has already started. Well, you all know what to do: this is your space to post anything you wish to share with your fellow IPR Readers. Hopefully, it will have something to do with our main topic of third-party and independent politics, but we won’t hold you to that.… Read more ...

February 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

January 2017 Open Thread

So, it’s 2017 (or very soon will be, depending on where you are and how soon you read this). What will the new year bring? Here’s Australia’s Juice Media’s take on it:

What’s yours? Discuss in comments.

And as usual, talk about whatever you want, even the duopoly (or, you know, something else), just don’t get us in trouble if you can help it.… Read more ...

December 2016 Open Thread

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So, it’s December and the drama and speculation about where the duopoly we all here love so much is taking us has been somewhat clarified. On the positive side, Clinton lost. On the negative side, Trump won.

In a possible IPR first, having correctly predicted the results a month ago, I’ll just recycle last month’s videos:

Is everyone all aboard and strapped in?… Read more ...

November 2016 Open Thread


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So, it’s November and here at the start of the month there’s a lot of drama and speculation about where the duopoly we all here love so much is headed, and where it’s taking us…

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Is everyone all aboard and strapped in? It’s going to be a wild finish to this crazy ride of an election….… Read more ...

Open Thread for October 2016

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Here is our open thread for October. This is the place where anyone can post something that you think might interest the group. If you find an article or some information, or have a question that isn’t being discussed on another thread, leave a comment here. It should have something to do with our mission of covering independent and third party politics, but you’ll probably be all right to post anything here as long as it doesn’t violate someone’s copyright, or it doesn’t libel anyone.… Read more ...

Open Thread for September 2016

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It’s time again for a new Open Thread. You all know the drill–it’s here for anyone to post something that might interest the group. If there’s an article, or something that’s newsworthy that doesn’t fit into another thread–well, here’s the place for it.

And the good news is that the election will be over with in ten weeks!… Read more ...